Presénté par/Presented by:

Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB and Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

The Cross-cultural Creation Residency is an exciting opportunity for an Acadian artist, an Anglophone artist, and an Indigenous artist to work for three weeks engaging with different cultural communities in New Brunswick.

COME AND MEET THE ARTIST!

Nicolé Haché, Tara Francis and Indigo Poirier

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

METEPENAGIAG HERITAGE PARK

Open Studio: Mar. 20th, 12-3pm

Artist Talk: Mar 21, 5-7pm

LA BOÎTE THÉÂTRE DE CARAQUET

Open Studio: Mar. 27th, 12-3pm

Artist Talk: Mar 28, 5-7pm

SAINT JOHN ARTS CENTRE

Open Studio: Apr. 3rd, 12-3pm

Artist Talk: Apr. 5th, 5-7pm

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

The Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink and Mawi’art are teaming up to create a cross-cultural residency between an Acadian artist, an Anglophone artist, and an Indigenous artist. The residency will be in three stages, one week in each of the following communities: Caraquet, Saint John and the Metepenagiag First Nation. Through this residency, artists will have the opportunity to create new work while immersing themselves in the artistic process of fellow artists. The experience of being in another community and creating with people of different artistic backgrounds allows one to go beyond language barriers and discover different cultural environments. Recognizing current debates surrounding cultural and language tensions in New Brunswick, this initiative demonstrates that it is possible to grow by combining strengths rather than advocating division. Art in itself is a means of expression and cohesion and makes it possible to break down the boundaries that all too often isolate us.

This program is supported by:

The Government of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, the Saint John Arts Centre and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park.

About the Artists:

Indigo Poirier is a Fredericton-based artist specializing in the medium of electronic music. Her solo work under the name Wangled Teb combines intricate drum programming and deep, well-thought-out sound design with a strong sense of melodic progression and passion for experimentation with structure. She is also an avid collaborator, performing in psychedelic rock band Helium Submarine and electronic improv trio Terre Wa, as well as frequently working with artists in other mediums to create interdisciplinary works of art.

Tara Francis is a Mi’kmaq Artist from Elsipogtog First Nation. She attended the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and has been working in her field since 2003. She specializes in Porcupine Quillwork, Silk Painting and Acrylic Painting. She considers her work her spiritual journey and incorporates her teachings into each piece.

L’artiste Nicole Haché a grandi sur l’île Lamèque avant de s’établir à Caraquet (NB). Elle met à profit sa formation en laboratoire médical pour conceptualiser ses créations qui abordent les habitudes sociales et se concentrent sur les relations humaines et la planète. Son œuvre offre un univers vibrant et délicat en contrepoint des furies de la modernité. Éminemment organiques, ses tableaux et ses installations invitent à tisser des relations humaines de qualité, à protéger la planète ou à s’ancrer dans l’intime et l’histoire collective.